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Di Ffrench - Textures of Light

Di Ffrench - Textures of Light

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  • Tue 12 Sep ’17, 5:30am – 7:30pm
  • Wed 13 Sep ’17, 9:30am – 5:30pm
  • Thu 14 Sep ’17, 9:30am – 5:30pm
  • Fri 15 Sep ’17, 9:30am – 5:30pm
  • Sat 16 Sep ’17, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun 17 Sep ’17, 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Mon 18 Sep ’17, 9:30am – 5:30pm
  • Tue 19 Sep ’17, 9:30am – 5:30pm
  • Wed 20 Sep ’17, 9:30am – 5:30pm
  • Thu 21 Sep ’17, 9:30am – 5:30pm
  • Fri 22 Sep ’17, 9:30am – 5:30pm
  • Sat 23 Sep ’17, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun 24 Sep ’17, 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Mon 25 Sep ’17, 9:30am – 5:30pm
  • Tue 26 Sep ’17, 9:30am – 5:30pm
  • Wed 27 Sep ’17, 9:30am – 5:30pm
  • Thu 28 Sep ’17, 9:30am – 5:30pm
  • Fri 29 Sep ’17, 9:30am – 5:30pm
  • Sat 30 Sep ’17, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun 1 Oct ’17, 11:00am – 4:00pm
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Jonathan Grant Galleries, 280 Parnell Road, Parnell


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Di ffrench is best known for her innovative approach and lasting contribution to New Zealand art. Jonathan Grant Gallery is delighted to present a unique series of works for sale from the artist's estate.

‘Inevitably provocative and striking in her technique’ is how Anne Kirker described Di ffrench in 1986, and again in 1993. Today, with the resurfacing of many of the artist’s photographs last exhibited in the Dunedin Public Art Gallery’s retrospective in 2000, Kirker’s statement still rings true.

Born in Melbourne in 1946, ffrench arrived in New Zealand in 1963 aged 16 with her parents. While finishing her high school studies in Auckland, she encountered the work of Scottish expressionist and American colourfield artists such as Morris Louis, sparking a life-long interest in art and art history. Her passion eventually lead her to the Auckland Technical Institute, where she garnered the skills necessary to pursue a professional artistic career.

Over the next twenty years ffrench traversed a broad range of mediums in order to confront and carve out new ways of thinking about gender, aggression, the environment and conflict, as well as art itself. Her innovative approach made a lasting contribution to New Zealand art, and secured her a reputation as one of the country’s preeminent feminist artists.

Standing in front of ffrench’s captivating photographs, subject to their textural charm and sophisticated exploration of concepts, it is easy to see why.

Visit www.jgg.co.nz to read the full article.

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